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|Sullivan County, Indiana|
Location of Indiana in the U.S.
|Founded||December 30, 1816|
|Address|| Sullivan County Courthouse|
100 Courthouse Square #304
Sullivan, IN 47882
1818 -- Vigo County formed from northern part of Sullivan County.
1821 -- Greene County formed from eastern part of Sullivan County.
February 1850 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
- Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki
- Michael John Neill, Burned Counties in Family History Circle
Sullivan County, Indiana Resources
For tips on accessing Sullivan County, Indiana census records online, see: Indiana Census.
- Index to Defective, Dependent & Delinquent Census for Sullivan County, Indiana (1880) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
- Directory of Businesses in Sullivan County, Indiana (1868) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
- Farmers of Sullivan County, Indiana (1896) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
Emigration and Immigration
Ethnic and Religious Groups
Land and Property
- Caperton, Neda.Index of Names in the Sullivan County Section of History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884.( [Indianapolis]: Indiana Historical Society Library, 1972.)977.242 H2hi FHL US/CAN FHL Collectionother libraryFamilySearch Books Online
War of 1812
- 2nd Regiment, Company H
Civil War service men from Sullivan County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Sullivan County.
- 1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery, Companies D, K, and L
- 2nd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Company I
- 6th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Company I
- 11th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Company G
- 11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company F
- 13th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
- 13th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company F
- 16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company K
- 17th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company I
- 31st Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company D
- 43rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company E
- 51st Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company K
- 59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company C
- 80th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company K
- 85th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company H
- 97th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies B, E, and I
- 115th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Company F
- 120th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company G
- 137th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company G
- 142nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company H
- 149th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company E, G, and K
- 156th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company E
Civil War Books
- Booth, Louise. Waiting for the Moment. (Villa Park, Calif: D.R. Booth Associates, 1983.) 977.241 H2b copy 2 FHL US/CAN BookFHL Collection other library
- "County Military History" Chapter 8 in Caperton, Neda.Index of Names in the Sullivan County Section of History of Greene and Sullivan Counties, Indiana, 1884. FamilySearch Books Online; (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society Library, 1972.)(page 572-587,Regiment, Companies, Name's),977.242 H2hi FHL US/CANFHL Collectionother library
World War I
World War II
Naturalization and Citizenship
- Index to Obituaries for Sullivan County (1870-1905) (free, Indiana Genealogical Society)
- Index to Will Books for Sullivan County (1850-1940) (members only database, Indiana Genealogical Society)
Sullivan County Courthouse
100 Courthouse Square #304
Sullivan, IN 47882
County Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate and court records from 1850. 
Family History Centers
Sullivan County Public Library
Donna K. Adams - Genealogist
Genealogy/Local History Dept.
100 S. Crowder St.
Sullivan, Indiana 47882
- Indiana State Digital Archives for Death, E-Publication, Institution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
- Indiana Marriages, 1802-1892-Ancestry.con $
- Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992-FamilySearch
- Indiana Marriage, 1811-1959-FamilySearch
- Indiana, Death Index, 1882-1920 - FamilySearch
- Index to Coroner's Inquest Records (1916-1917) (free, Indiana Genealogical Society)
Sullivan County, Indiana Web Sites
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Sullivan County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- Sullivan County Public Library - www.sullivan.lib.in.us
- Sullivan County Historical Society - www.sullivancountyin.com
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sullivan County, Indiana 216 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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